Missing Lines to a Camp Ozone Song

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I grew up near Detroit, Michigan. As a teen, I visited Camp Ozone in Cumberland County with a work group from Royal Oak First Presbyterian Church. I don’t remember the year, but it was during the mid-60s. At the camp, we were assigned various maintenance tasks to do during the week we were there. The highlight of the trip was attending a performance of “Tennessee USA” at the Playhouse. I remember seeing Kwame Braun (son of Dr. Braun) perform in it. A few years later, I returned to Camp Ozone as a counselor. Once again, we went to the Playhouse, which was a welcome respite from our week of hard work.

In 1979, I moved to Sparta, TN, with my husband and children. We visited the Playhouse often over the years and saw many wonderful plays, musicals, and concerts.

I wonder if someone could help me with an unusual request. I’m trying to remember all the words to Camp Ozone’s theme song. It was sung to the tune of “Ashgrove” and started out like this:

Camp Ozone, Camp Ozone,
Her bright sparkling waters,
Trees reaching to Heaven,
Bright sunlight and shade.

____ ____ ____ ____
____ ____ ____ ____
And birds sweetly singing
In each forest glade.

On Cumberland Mountain
Where morning comes early,
I long there to wander
In wildwoods so free.

There’s peace and contentment,
And always a welcome.
Camp Ozone, Camp Ozone,
Is joy to me.

Can anyone help me fill in the blanks, or direct me to someone who can?

Pamela Sanders
Sparta, TN
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